Prashant Damle

Prashant Damle [1]is a Marathi actor, comedian who has acted in numerous Marathi drama, movie and Soap opera over 35 years. He has been associated with Marathi theatre since 1983 and till date has performed in 27 different plays and a variety of hundreds of roles. Damle is widely recognized as the biggest ultimate superstar of Marathi theatre.

Prashant Damle
Born
Prashant Damle

(1961-04-05) 5 April 1961 (age 59)
OccupationActor
Years active1978–present
Notable work
Moruchi Mavshi
Bahurupi
Tu Tithe Mee
Websitehttp://www.prashantdamle.com

In the journey of 35 years of performing arts, he has been honored with many prestigious awards. To date he has 4 Limca Book of Records in his name. He has also performed in 37 Marathi Feature Films and 24 Marathi serials. On 6 January 2013, at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, his drama Gela Madhav Kunikade set a world record, with its 10,700th performance over a period of more than 15 years.

CareerEdit

After the first few stage performances during his school years and college years he got an opportunity to act in the Marathi play named "Tur Tur". That proved to be a major breakthrough for him and thus he ventured into the commercial Marathi theater. He proved his excellence in comedy. Then followed the play "Moruchi Mavshi". During that period of struggle Mr. Sudhir Bhat of Suyog Productions, cast him into a lead role in his comedy-drama "Bramhachari". That was what gave birth to his devotion and dedication to the world of Marathi theater & entertainment. He got his first break into films through the film "Pudhcha Paaul" by Producer Mr. Vinay Nevalkar which was directed by Mr. Raj Dutt and thus marked his first entry into the world of Marathi films, where his performance and name reached to a larger audience, further stabilizing his presence in the acting arena.

Having done a number of Marathi Stage shows, Prashant has also worked in the film media. He has worked in numerous television serials and more than a hundred Marathi films. He has worked with the big wigs of the industry and worked in some of the all-time famous movies like - Pasant Aahe Mulagi, Savat Majhi Ladki, Ekda Pahava Karun, Aatmavishwas, Ena Meena Deeka (along with Ashok Saraf), Madhuchandrachi Ratra, Vajwa Re Vajwa and the most recent Tu Tithe Mee.

He has acted in many Marathi and Hindi television serials and has portrayed memorable characters. Some of his works in television discipline are "Gharkul", "Be Dune Teen", "Bhikajirao Crorepati", "Gubbare", "Saare Saare Gaauya", "Kay Pahilas Majhyat", "Darling Darling", "Bahurupi" and the very popular, "Filmi Chakkar", "Uchapati", just to name a few of his most unforgettable performances.[2]

Damle suffered a mild heart attack in May 2013. He was undergoing treatment at an Andheri hospital. Damle was admitted to the Critical H4 hospital after feeling uneasy. Angiography revealed four blockages in arteries supplying blood to his heart which was operated the same week. Damle was busy with "Eka Lagnachi Goshta" when he had this mild heart attack. Because of this, all shows of his dramas had to be canceled for the next 15 days. After the treatment, he again started doing plays but at a slower pace.[3]

Other activitiesEdit

He is doing a cookery show called as Aaj Kay Special on Colors Marathi. He also works as a brand ambassador for Disha Direct, Shamrao Vitthal Co-op. Bank Ltd. and of Retired Army Association. His TV Show Aamhi Saare Khavayye on Zee Marathi brings its audience, a set of delicious recipes. The show also gives the audience an opportunity to participate. Theme menus cater to all possible situations such as a weekend lunch menu, a party or whatever. One can learn to make starters, drinks, main course items as well as desserts on the show.[4]

Prashant Damle Fan FoundationEdit

Not only an actor and singer but he is also a renowned producer of theatre, through this, he started his own foundation called Prashant fan foundation through which he carries on his social work for the welfare of the society. He has also donated Rs 1 lakh for the water program of Maharashtra Govt.[5]

TheatreEdit

  • Tour Tour
  • Maharastrachi Lokdhara
  • Moruchi Mavshi
  • Brahmachari
  • Lagnachi Bedi
  • Priti Sangam
  • Pahuna
  • Chal... Kahitarich Kay
  • Gela Madhav Kunikade
  • Lekure Udand Jhali
  • Priyatama
  • Be Dune Teen
  • Char Divas Premache
  • Shh... Kuthe Bolayche Nahi
  • Wyakti Ani Walli
  • Sundar Me Honaar
  • Sasu Majhi Dhasu
  • Eka Lagnachi Goshta
  • Aamhi Doghe Raja Rani
  • Jaadu Teri Najar
  • Bahurupi
  • Nakalat Disale Saare
  • Karti Kaljat Ghusali
  • Sangeet Sanshaykallol
  • Sakhar Khalella Manus
  • Eka Lagnachi Pudhachi Ghoshta

He completed his 10,000 drama shows in January 2013

FilmographyEdit

  • Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 3
  • Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2
  • Bho Bho (2016)
  • Welcome Zindagi (2015)
  • Gola Berij (2012)
  • Tu tith me (2000)
  • Akka (1995)
  • Yadnya (1994)
  • Chal Gammat Karu (1994)
  • Gharandaj (1993)
  • Premankur (1993)
  • Garam Masala (1993)
  • Sarech Sajjan (1993)
  • Sawaat Majhi Ladki (1993)
  • Char Divas Sasuche (1993)
  • Bedardi (1993)
  • Vajwa Re Vajwa (1992)
  • Sagle Sarkech (1992)
  • Ek Gaganbhedi Kinkkali (1992)
  • Aikava Te Nawalach (1992)
  • Aapli Manase (1992)
  • Khulyacha Bajar (1992)
  • Atta Hoti Geli Kuthe (1991)
  • Dhadakmar (1991)
  • Bandalbaaj (1991)
  • Dhumakul (1990)
  • Fatfajiti (1990)
  • Baap Re Baap (1990)
  • Aatmavishwas (1989)
  • Pasant Aahe Mulgi (1989)
  • Ek Ratra Mantarleli (1989)
  • Eena Meena Deeka (1989)
  • Vidhilikhit (1989)
  • Aai Pahije (1988)
  • Reshim Gaathi (1988)
  • Saglikade Bomba Bomb (1988)
  • Anandi Anand (1987)
  • Olakh Na Palakh
  • Pudhcha Paaul

TelevisionEdit

Reality ShowsEdit

Awards receivedEdit

StageEdit

  • 1993: Best Actor, Natya Nirmata Sangh, Gela Madhav Kunikade
  • 1993: Best Actor, Natydarpan award, Gela Madhav Kunikade
  • 1993: Best Actor, Maharashtra State Award, Gela Madhav Kunikade
  • 1995: Best Singer/Actor - 1995 - Kalnirnay, Lekure Udand Jhali
  • 1995: Best Singer/Actor - 1995 - Akhil Bhartiya Natya Parishad, Lekure Udand Jhali
  • 1995: Best Actor, Maharashtra State Award, Lekure Udand Jhali
  • 1995: Best Actor, Critics Award, Lekure Udand Jhali
  • 1996: RECORD BREAKER ACTOR, A special prize by Prabhat channel, '
  • 1996: Best Actor, Natyadarpan Award, Priyatama
  • 1999: Best Actor, Natya Nirmata Sangh, Eka Lagnachi Gosht
  • 1999: Best Actor, ALFA Gaurav Puraskar, Eka Lagnachi Gosht
  • 1999: Best Actor, Akhil Bhartiya Natya Parishad, Eka Lagnachi Gosht
  • 1999: Best Actor, Maharashtra State Award, Eka Lagnachi Gosht
  • 2003: Best Actor, Kalaranjan Puraskar, pune, Amhi Doghe Raja Rani
  • 2003: Best Actor, Maharashtra State Award, Amhi Doghe Raja Rani
  • 2008: Best Actor, Maharashtra State Award, Olakh Na Palakh
  • 2010: Best Actor, Maharashtra State Award, Bahurupi
  • 2019: Best Actor, Lokmat Maharashtrian Of The Year, Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Ghost

FilmEdit

  • 1993: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Maharashtra State Award, Sawat Majhi Ladki

Limca RecordsEdit

  • Crossed the mark of 10,700 shows from 23rd Feb 1983 till date[6]
  • Performed 5 shows of 3 different plays in one day on 18th Jan 2001
  • Performed 469 shows in 365 Days from 1st Jan. 1996 to 31st Dec. 1996
  • Performed 452 shows in 365 Days from 1st Jan. 1995 to 31st Dec. 1995
  • Performed 4 shows of 3 different plays in one day on 24th Dec. 1995

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Covid-19: Marathi TV actor-producer Prashant Damle to pay Rs. 10,000 to his each of crew members as shoots called off - The Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  2. ^ Achievements Archived 2014-01-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Actor Prashant Damle suffers mild heart attack". Sakal Times. 10 May 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  4. ^ admin (2017-07-04). "Aamhi Saare Khavayye (Zee Marathi)". Marathi Sanman. Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  5. ^ "Prashant's foundation". The Times of India. 2018-07-16. Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  6. ^ "Prashant's foundation". The Times of India. 2018-07-16. Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-01-23.

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